Pedestrian Struck, Killed Near City Hall in San Francisco


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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A pedestrian was struck and killed by a car near City Hall in San Francisco following a skirmish on Van Ness Avenue.

According to the San Francisco Police Department, a preliminary investigation revealed the pedestrian was in an altercation with another male that took place on the west side of Van Ness Avenue near Grove Street at around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The pedestrian then ran across six lanes of traffic to the east side of the street before being fatally struck.

The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The victim appears to have been struck approximately 30 feet south of the Van Ness Avenue crosswalk.

The driver of the light-colored Honda sedan involved in the accident remained on the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

Police are diverting traffic to alternate routes.

Tuesday evening’s accident marks the sixth time in San Francisco that a pedestrian has been struck by a car since New Year’s Eve. Tonight’s death is the third pedestrian fatality in the city since last week.

A driver with the transportation company Uber was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter for striking and killing Sofia Liu, a 6-year-old San Francisco girl, in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood on New Year’s Eve.

Earlier that day, 86-year-old Zhen Guang Ng was fatally struck at Naples and Rolph streets in the city’s Crocker-Amazon neighborhood.

Stay with KRON 4 for more on this developing story.

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